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Sonda Tolle, DNP, RN, vice president of patient services for Perham Health, has recently been awarded the Minnesota Nurse Leader Star Award by the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing. Perham Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital with three primary care clinics, a 96-bed nursin…

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Daily Journal Media and staff were recognized for multiple accomplishments with 17 awards at the 2021-22 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards, on Jan. 26, at the 2023 MNA Convention & Trade Show in Brooklyn Park.

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I’ve had the privilege of welcoming hundreds of new lives into this world. Some births are more difficult than others, but the goal is always the same. We want every new baby to be born safely and with no complications.

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An Erhard woman is facing multiple charges after attempting to flee law enforcement, including two felonies from an incident that occurred on Jan. 24.

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Stacy Wendt is the new artistic director at the Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls and the artist brings with her a vast catalogue of experience and talent to the new role.

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In what was supposed to be a short session of the Fergus Falls City Council to approve a resolution to support legislative action to authorize an additional $3 million of local sales tax to build the already voter approved aquatic center to be located at Roosevelt Park near Kennedy Secondary…

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The past week was a busy one for Gov. Tim Walz. Another budget presentation focused on kids, discussed the Protect Reproductive Options Act (PRO Act) ahead of the House floor debate and vote, made a judicial reappointment and announced a vacancy.

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It is hard to believe we are already halfway through the school year. Continuing an emphasis on the importance of daily attendance, I thought the following information would be of interest. Minnesota has a compulsory school attendance law which outlines various expectations and requirements.…

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As we head into another year, lots of people make new year resolutions. I do make goals and resolutions for the coming year too, but also like to reflect back on the past as well. In doing so this year, I am realizing just how fortunate I am, particularly when it comes to the outdoors!

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December drove home a harsh reality to many people all across the nation. When the weather gets nasty it can get downright miserable just about everywhere. The snow cyclone bomb Elliot, stretched from the Mountain West to the East Coast and down into the Gulf Coast states. While a storm this…

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2022 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter. The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

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Karyl Anderson is a an organizational-development consultant, certified life coach, speaker and local author who’s recently published "Faith Journey: Helping the Directionally Challenged Find The Way," an uplifting story of faith, determination and discovery.

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According to a recent release from Gov. Tim Walz, the administration announced a series of proposals called One Minnesota Budget. A $4.1 billion proposal would provide paid family and medical leave for Minnesota’s workers, bolster support for small businesses and expand Minnesota’s workforce…

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Otter Tail County residents are fortunate to live in an area that is replete with a varied array of musicians.

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Medications that are flushed and then dissolve into city treatment plants in Otter Tail County continue to cause concern — it's a huge problem that area sanitation services deal with on a regular basis.

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Special Olympics Minnesota, along with the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and the Otter Tail Lakes Country Association, will be hosting the annual Polar Plunge event on Feb 4. The fundraising goal for this year’s event is $75,000, and the event is set to be the biggest fundraiser for Spe…

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On Wednesday afternoon, Independent School District 544 Superintendent Jeff Drake sent a notice regarding the discovery of empty ammunition casings turned in by a student on campus. 

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On Jan. 18, the City of Fergus Falls asks residents not to park between 407 and 423 North Union Avenue, just south of West Laurel Street. Crews will be excavating for a sewer line repair. This will be in effect from 6 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Law enforcement in Wahpeton, North Dakota, responded to reports of gunshots around 7:11 p.m. on Jan. 16. The location of the gunshots was the intersection of 11th Street North and Loy Avenue, near the Stern Sports Arena and mere blocks away form the high school. 

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Greater Fergus Falls announced the appointment of two new board members, Jeff Drake and Marc Sikkink, to serve on their board of directors, effective as of Jan. 1.

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It was a busy week at the capitol with the beginning of the legislative session. Gov. Tim Walz signed a bipartisan bill to provide $100 Million in tax cuts, highlighted the state’s public safety efforts on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and announced various appointments.

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2022 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter. The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

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The Henning school district is seeking to make some significant improvements and changes to various buildings and grounds. Although a building referendum held this past November failed by 26 votes, superintendent Melissa Sparks is confident that with a few minor tweaks based on input and fee…

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Washington, D.C. - On Jan. 11, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) was unanimously appointed by her colleagues to the House Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax, trade, workforce and health policies, among others.

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Only two of the ten counties that would be part of the footprint for a proposed CO2 pipeline that would be built by Summit Carbon Solutions, the Otter Tail and Wilkin County segments of the project are now going to be scrutinized further.

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The Otter Tail Lakes Country Association is a regional non-profit marketing and economic development organization with a diverse membership comprised of businesses, organizations and numerous communities found throughout the lakes region; the OTLCA has a vision to promote, facilitate and adv…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce a partnership with ILT Academy to launch a hybrid six-week program that brings together students and community leaders interested in identifying opportunities and areas for growth and development to attract and retain residents in Fergus Falls.

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It’s been a long time coming, but Otter Tail Power, with corporate offices based in Fergus Falls, recently announced that they have purchased the Ashtabula III Wind Energy Center in Barnes County, North Dakota.

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Ben Schierer, mayor of Fergus Falls, has been named one of 60 scholars, and the only person from Minnesota, who will form the Presidential Leadership Scholars’ (PLS) eighth annual class.

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It is a well-known fact that Otter Tail County serves as the home for a great many artists of all discipline and medium. While the New Year is certainly a time of rest and calmer times for many businesses and people, January is proving to be a month of many happenings regarding the art commu…

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ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Senate, on Jan. 11, passed a tax conformity bill, bringing Minnesota in line with recent federal tax changes and cutting tax collections by more than $100 million, said Senator Jordan Rasmusson (R-Fergus Falls). The bill was passed with bipartisan support and is head…

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The Dakota Medical Foundation started the Giving Hearts Day initiative in 2008, as a simple but unique fundraising concept that sought to encourage community members to share love with not only one held near and dear, but with charities as well. The event has become one of the longest-runnin…

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A crash between an SUV and an Amish buggy that resulted in injuries occurred on County Highway 50 about a half mile east of 580th Avenue near Deer Creek, on Jan. 11.

The history of the snowmobile dates back to the early 1900’s, when early iterations of the specialized machines were developed as solutions transportation and industrial operations in the northern climes of the United States and Canada. While credit for the invention of the first powered sle…

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After taking the oath of office for another four year term, Gov. Tim Walz delivered his second Inaugural Address. Also during the week, Walz shared his excitement and readiness to work alongside the Minnesota House and Senate in the legislative session and made more appointments.

“Engage!” This was the signature “phrase” of Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the Star Trek Next Generation television series. Engage meant that the Enterprise would once again embark on a grand adventure. All hands on deck. If you happened to hold the post as the chief …

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The Fergus Falls Fire Department was called to a home at 736 Oak Trail for a significant fire on Jan. 10, at approximately 12:17 a.m., that is under investigation, but believed to be unintentional.

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